A San Diego, California, man was arrested after Canadian County deputies found about $200,000 worth of cocaine in his car during a traffic stop.
According to the Canadian County Sheriff's office, at about 2:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, deputies pulled over a car driven by 30-year-old ZZ Tyree Jabbar due to a traffic violation on Interstate 40 at the 122 mile marker. Deputies said they became suspicious due to Jabbar's extreme nervousness and inability to carry on a normal conversation.
Because of Jabbar's behavior, K-9 Pickles was called to the scene. Pickles positively alerted to the presence of drugs at the rear of Jabbar's car. Deputies searched the trunk and found four bricks of cocaine totaling 10.5 pounds.
The bricks were individually wrapped with multiple vacuum-sealed bags, saran wrap, packing tape, carbon paper as well as hot sauce and liquid soap, according to the Sheriff's office.
"This was one of the most elaborate packaging jobs we've ran across, but it still fell prey to the nose of our canine named Pickles, who alerted to the presence of the drugs almost immediately," said Randall Edwards, Canadian County Sheriff.
The drugs weighed in at 10.5 pounds, or just under five kilos with an estimated street value of over $200,000, deputies said.
Jabbar, who reportedly has a lengthy criminal history related to illegal narcotics, was transported to the Canadian County Jail and booked in on multiple complaints, including drug trafficking after a former conviction. He is being held on $100,000 bond.
"I'm extremely proud of the dedication my Deputies demonstrate by taking not only the drugs off the streets, but putting the drug traffickers behind bars," Edwards said.